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BWW Interview: Martin Zimmerman and SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN at Rattlestick Playwrights TheaterBWW Interview: Martin Zimmerman and SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 19, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project Latinx theater company will present the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, 'Seven Spots On The Sun,' directed by Ethiopian-Canadian 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha. The six week engagement runs from April 26th to June 10th. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Broadway's OSLO to Be Adapted to Big Screen; Bartlett Sher to DirectBroadway's OSLO to Be Adapted to Big Screen; Bartlett Sher to Direct
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2017

While Lincoln Center's production of OSLO does not officially open until tonight, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Tony Award winning director Bartlett Sher (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SOUTH PACIFIC, THE KING AND I) will helm a big screen adaptation of the critically acclaimed play (more...)

WAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This SpringWAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the original cast album of the new musical, War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Playwright Steven Levenson Inks TV Deal with 20th c FOXDEAR EVAN HANSEN Playwright Steven Levenson Inks TV Deal with 20th c FOX
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN scribe Steven Levenson has inked a two-year overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television. Under the agreement, the writer will create new projects for cable, streaming and broadcast channels. (more...)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum Have Movie Musical in the WorksJoseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum Have Movie Musical in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

In an exclusive tip, Variety has learned that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to direct and star in a movie musical. Channing Tatum is slated to co-star.  (more...)

Broadway's WAR PAINT Launching Digital Lottery Next WeekBroadway's WAR PAINT Launching Digital Lottery Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical War Paint, which is currently in previews, will add a digital lottery beginning Tuesday, March 28. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Responds to Alan Menken's Ursula Dream-Casting: 'Your Wish is My Command'Harvey Fierstein Responds to Alan Menken's Ursula Dream-Casting: 'Your Wish is My Command'
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld recently reported that Alan Menken is interested in casting Harvey Fierstein as Ursula in the new live action remake of The Little Mermaid. It seems that Fierstein would be happy to take the job! (more...)

Rejoycify! Ginna Claire Mason Will Join WICKED Tour as GlindaRejoycify! Ginna Claire Mason Will Join WICKED Tour as Glinda
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The WICKED Tour is thrilled to welcome Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda, beginning Wednesday, March 15th at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Practically Perfect! First Look at Emily Blunt in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNSPhoto Flash: Practically Perfect! First Look at Emily Blunt in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 3, 2017

Today, Disney has shared a first glimpse of Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in MARY POPPINS RETURNS, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film “Mary Poppins.” Check it out below! (more...)

New Broadway Musical WAR PAINT Announces General Rush PolicyNew Broadway Musical WAR PAINT Announces General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical WAR PAINT, which begins previews next Tuesday, March 7, has announced its rush ticket policy. (more...)

Horror Film Set in World of Frank Baum's WIZARD OF OZ In DevelopmentHorror Film Set in World of Frank Baum's WIZARD OF OZ In Development
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

A horror film set in the universe of THE WIZARD OF OZ is currently in the works at New Line Cinema, based on a pitch by screenwriter Mike Van Waes. (more...)

WICKED Adds Extra Week at Bristol Hippodrome for 2018WICKED Adds Extra Week at Bristol Hippodrome for 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has added an extra week of performances to its much-anticipated return to The Bristol Hippodrome in 2018. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Tributes LA LA LAND In Anticipation of OscarsSTAGE TUBE: Broadway Tributes LA LA LAND In Anticipation of Oscars
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2017

Actors from the cast of Paramour recently filmed a tribute video to the new hit movie musical La La Land in anticipation of Oscars night, for which the film has been nominated 14 times. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Wants to Be 'Ariel' for Disney's Live-Action  LITTLE MERMAID MusicalLindsay Lohan Wants to Be 'Ariel' for Disney's Live-Action LITTLE MERMAID Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 20, 2017

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WICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage AwardsWICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been named 'Best West End Show' by theatregoers for a third time at the WhatsOnStage Awards, tied with Les Miserables. The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were presented tonight (Sunday 19 February 2017) and marked the long-running hit musical's 10th WhatsOnStage Award win(which include 'Best New Musical' in 2007 and 'Best West End Show' in both 2010 and 2011). (more...)

It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Disney has confirmed rumors from back in December that Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns,' the all-new sequel to Disney's 1964 film 'Mary Poppins' currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from PL Travers' series of Mary Poppins children's books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala NightPhoto Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Coming directly from a multi record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, Stephen Schwartz' WICKED plays in Manila for the second time as part of a major international tour. Gala night was held last Wednesday, February 8, 2017. (more...)

Production Begins on MARY POPPINS RETURNS; Official Plot + More Details Revealed!Production Begins on MARY POPPINS RETURNS; Official Plot + More Details Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Production on MARY POPPINS RETURNS, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” has commenced at Shepperton Studios. (more...)

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